Biz Briefs: Van Hool, New Flyer land orders

Posted on March 10, 2020

The new Van Hool coaches feature Free Enterprise’s refreshed brand, which integrates black metallic paint and a distinctive custom graphics package. ABC Companies

Free Enterprise adds 4 new CX45 Van Hools

ABC Companies recently delivered four new 2020 CX45 Van Hool coaches to new customer, Free Enterprise System of Jeffersonville, Ind.

Established in 1976, Free Enterprise is a subsidiary of Sodrel Truck Lines, a fourth generation family-owned business that has been in the transportation industry since 1915, with original market of Louisville Metro. They are the oldest land-based carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.

The new Van Hool coaches feature Free Enterprise’s refreshed brand, which integrates black metallic paint and a distinctive custom graphics package. Along with a host of new standard features for 2020, the Van Hool CX45 models are specified with additional amenities designed to offer passengers a comfortable, upscale experience and include Kiel 1020 passenger seats with leather inserts and piping, REI wireless PA and media safety player, 110-volt plug-ins with USB at all seats, and REI 360 exterior view camera system to enhance driver visibility.

New Flyer to deliver 17 more CNGs to BC Transit

Canada’s BC Transit Corp. issued an order for 17 CNG New Flyer Xcelsior® 40-foot, heavy-duty transit buses. The order follows BC Transit’s purchase of 68 CNG buses in August 2019, which were converted from the New Flyer option backlog.

The purchase continues to support BC Transit’s low carbon program and commitment to full electrification by 2040, as announced in July 2019. With this plan, BC Transit will gradually transition all 1,200 of its buses from traditional propulsion to zero-emission vehicles.

Since 1982, NFI has delivered over 1,300 buses to BC Transit, including New Flyer transit buses, Alexander Dennis Limited double-deck buses, and ARBOC® low-floor cutaway buses.

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